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      05-27-2010, 02:10 PM   #1
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I've been in the market for different exhaust set ups and this one seemed to catch my eye. I wanted something quiet and light...



The quality of this exhaust just blows me away. I have nothing but positive things to say! It is so freaking light... The pipes felt like a feather.


There is ZERO drone, not a single drop. That is my favorite thing about it!


It is pretty quiet but it'll keep me out of trouble.







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Please note: I'm not pushing the car at all in this video.. This video is all quarter throttle
I need to remove the cats so my big supercharger can be happy




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      05-27-2010, 02:16 PM   #2
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Dang Gintani's SC system sounds wicked ... So you're gonna change out the pipes to get rid of the cats? Why didn'y you just buy the Akra rear section?
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      05-27-2010, 02:20 PM   #3
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Congrats on your new set up, excellent choice.
Im loving every minute of mine, best exhaust hands down. btw your car is a beast
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Dang Gintani's SC system sounds wicked ... So you're gonna change out the pipes to get rid of the cats? Why didn'y you just buy the Akra rear section?
I'm going to see if I can cut the cats out of the Akra if not I'm going to have to order another Akra pipe with no cats.

The Akra system uses 100 cell cats, I did not think it would effect the performance but since my car is pushing so much more air then a n/a car the cat is choking the car.

Trial and error. I'm a very impatient guy
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      05-27-2010, 02:27 PM   #5
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I'm going to see if I can cut the cats out of the Akra if not I'm going to have to order another Akra pipe with no cats.

The Akra system uses 100 cell cats, I did not think it would effect the performance but since my car is pushing so much more air then a n/a car the cat is choking the car.

Trial and error. I'm a very impatient guy
I know what you mean ... I'm running a full Ericsson system that also has 100 cell cats but now I'm thinking of going to a Gintani/Arqray system to get rid of the cats and res
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      05-27-2010, 02:38 PM   #6
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In a few days it will have a nice blue/purple look. Mostly at the x-pipe and right after the headers.

Maybe you could ask Check Captain if Akra would build you a front section with no cats.
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      05-27-2010, 02:50 PM   #7
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wow, conrgats on the new exhuast. Your car has always been one of the best.
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      05-27-2010, 03:53 PM   #8
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Love the Akrapovic. I was a little worried it would be too quiet when I got mine based on reviews on this board. But it actually is pretty good volume, make some nice noise when you step on it and is still mellow while cruising which is the best part.
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      05-27-2010, 04:11 PM   #9
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You will absolutely love how it looks once it gets all blue from the heat. i am posting the pics as well.
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      05-27-2010, 07:02 PM   #11
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      05-27-2010, 07:05 PM   #12
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Josh, you wouldn't consider Gintani's 3" headers with a catless x-pipe and the akrapovic axle back? In doing that, you can have as little backpressure as possible since ur FI, and try to keep it as mellow as possible bu using the Akra mufflers. Plus, if youre catless, you can run leaded race gas and won't have to worry about clogging up your cats.
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Josh, you wouldn't consider Gintani's 3" headers with a catless x-pipe and the akrapovic axle back? In doing that, you can have as little backpressure as possible since ur FI, and try to keep it as mellow as possible bu using the Akra mufflers. Plus, if youre catless, you can run leaded race gas and won't have to worry about clogging up your cats.
No one should run leaded race fuel in these engines, because it ruins the O2 sensors. Just ask Pencilgeek.
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No one should run leaded race fuel in these engines, because it ruins the O2 sensors. Just ask Pencilgeek.
I saw Robert's thread. But he was running Q16 if I am correct. Wouldn't some less oxygenated fuels be ok? Many have run leaded fuels without problems with their O2 sensors. guess he should just stick to unleaded MS109 or just 100 octane.

Anyways, If I was running the boost Josh is running, i'd go catless anyways. Cats are just too restrictive and aren't worth it after you've spent all that money makin that power.
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Josh, you wouldn't consider Gintani's 3" headers with a catless x-pipe and the akrapovic axle back? In doing that, you can have as little backpressure as possible since ur FI, and try to keep it as mellow as possible bu using the Akra mufflers. Plus, if youre catless, you can run leaded race gas and won't have to worry about clogging up your cats.
I already knew all of this lol.. I wanted to try something different and I've never ran leaded gas on any of my cars.. Thanks though
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I like the ending to that vid!

good job driving the car. your car is cute
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I like the ending to that vid!

good job driving the car. your car is cute
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The quality of these systems is just breath taking...
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I just picked up my stock exhaust from the shop where I had my Akra installed. The muffler and connecting pipes are really heavy! No doubt the Akra cuts 50+ pounds from stock.
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sweet exhaust, but i prefer the roar of your other setup
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      05-27-2010, 11:12 PM   #21
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love the akra set up enjoy, although she will be chopped up soon, ouch lol

off topic but how much do you make to run the decals and stuff on the car?? you can pm me if you want. just curious bc i had a local company approached me about that and wasn't sure how much to charge etc. thanks

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